Law Firm Pulls Out of DOMA Defense; Attorney Quits

There are 20 comments on the Apr 25, 2011, EDGE story titled Law Firm Pulls Out of DOMA Defense; Attorney Quits. In it, EDGE reports that:

The law firm King and Spalding has withdrawn from the defense of the anti-gay 1996 federal law known as the "Defense of Marriage" Act following an outcry from the GLBT community and protests at the firm's office in Atlanta.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at EDGE.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Anonymous

Jackson, NJ

#1 Apr 25, 2011
"I thought the Republicans were supposed to be big on fiscal conservatism... it appears all they really have is a social agenda"

Well said.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 25, 2011
Clement is going to continue with the case independently of King and Spalding
.
$520 per hour is hard to walk away from when you're freshly unemployed
.
even if there is the chance that Bohner can't get the cash
formerly really

San Pedro, CA

#3 Apr 25, 2011
These guys aren't stupid. They can see DOMA is not a good legal argument.

Since: May 10

United States

#4 Apr 25, 2011
The DOMA is a good legal fight Marriage is between a Woman and a Man ! Not Man on Man or Woman on Woman ! I think that a civil union is fine I also think they should be able to have the same rights as a Married couple just not the same Title !
Resist Ignorance

Huntsville, AL

#5 Apr 25, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
The DOMA is a good legal fight Marriage is between a Woman and a Man ! Not Man on Man or Woman on Woman ! I think that a civil union is fine I also think they should be able to have the same rights as a Married couple just not the same Title !
Oh, you mean something like "Separate but Equal"? Yes, that worked really well back in the '50s didn't it!
WestCoaster

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Apr 25, 2011
No little doggy. Marriage is between two consenting adults. Even the catholic church knew that a couple of hundred years ago.

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#7 Apr 25, 2011
No law firm, no defense.

Too bad for the bigots.

Since: May 10

United States

#8 Apr 25, 2011
Resist Ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you mean something like "Separate but Equal"? Yes, that worked really well back in the '50s didn't it!
Well things didn't get so out of hand when people knew there place now did they ! This country was a lot better off when you people stayed in the closet !

Since: Nov 09

Toronto, Canada

#10 Apr 25, 2011
And it would be even better off if knuckledraggers like you realized that times have changed and your retrobate thinking couldn't be more wrong. And I think YOU should go in the closet and see how you like it.
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>Well things didn't get so out of hand when people knew there place now did they ! This country was a lot better off when you people stayed in the closet !

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#11 Apr 25, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
The DOMA is a good legal fight Marriage is between a Woman and a Man ! Not Man on Man or Woman on Woman ! I think that a civil union is fine I also think they should be able to have the same rights as a Married couple just not the same Title !
Well you're, objectively, a stupid and lying shthead, because civil unions don't confer federal income tax benefits, inheritance tax benefits, Social Security benefits, don't automatically remain in force when moving to another state or when traveling overseas.

You don't really think it's about the "title," you lying retardate. You know it's about rights.

If you really thought the "title" marriage were all that important you'd be out making sure that quickie, drunken, spur of the moment Vegas weddings were called something besides "marriages." You aren't.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#12 Apr 25, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>Well things didn't get so out of hand when people knew there place now did they ! This country was a lot better off when you people stayed in the closet !
You're correct in your xstain befundied way: Things are getting worse for you sexually disordered homophobes' impulse to discriminate as more glbt people come out and as normal heterosexuals increasingly couldn't give a shrug who's gay or bi.

Praiz!

“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#15 Apr 26, 2011
This money....half million plus....is OUR money being used against us. Unamerican??? Unfair???

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#16 Apr 26, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>..... This country was a lot better off when you people stayed in the closet !
Provide the verifiable statistics that prove this idea.

Was the ecomony better? Did we fight fewer wars? Was life easier? Was technology better? Was medicine more advanced?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#18 Apr 26, 2011
All the ranting aside, I have some questions. Does the House have the authority by itself to re-direct the money, or does the Senate have to ratify that move? And does President Obama have veto power over it?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Apr 26, 2011
RalphB wrote:
All the ranting aside, I have some questions. Does the House have the authority by itself to re-direct the money, or does the Senate have to ratify that move? And does President Obama have veto power over it?
I'm betting the RNC or NOM ends up footing the bill.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#20 Apr 26, 2011
Aida Lott wrote:
"I thought the Republicans were supposed to be big on fiscal conservatism... it appears all they really have is a social agenda"
Well said.
Paging Kenneth Starr, Paging Kenneth Starr. Mr. Starr please go to the nearest Republican house member.

$520.00 an hour! Heck I'm gay and for half a million STARTING SALARY I'd consider representing the Repugnicans if I were a lawyer.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 Apr 26, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>Well things didn't get so out of hand when people knew there place now did they ! This country was a lot better off when you people stayed in the closet !
Maybe you should blame black people as well. After all if they had "known their place" the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's would have been much different.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#22 Apr 26, 2011
Barney Stinson wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm betting the RNC or NOM ends up footing the bill.
I doubt it. Does the name Ken Starr ring a bell?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#23 Apr 26, 2011
RalphB wrote:
All the ranting aside, I have some questions. Does the House have the authority by itself to re-direct the money, or does the Senate have to ratify that move? And does President Obama have veto power over it?
interesting questions.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Tappahannock, VA

#24 Apr 26, 2011
RalphB wrote:
All the ranting aside, I have some questions. Does the House have the authority by itself to re-direct the money, or does the Senate have to ratify that move? And does President Obama have veto power over it?
I believe it is now entirely a House affair.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Politico Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Chelsea's Salary at NBC $600K Per Year - Hillar... (Jun '14) Jun '14 woodtick57 4
News The media is blindly following Obama and the De... (Jun '14) Jun '14 Amigo 1
News POLITICO: Barack and Michelle Obama show affect... (Oct '10) Jun '14 zag 3
News Former Republican National Committee Chair Remo... (Jan '14) Jan '14 wild child 1
News Surveillance reformers gather at Cato - Cyber a... (Oct '13) Oct '13 nikiiroger 1
News Reviews in for Obama speech: "Incoherent," "dis... (Sep '13) Sep '13 Syrian 1
Washington D.C.Marching Against the Genocide of... (Jul '13) Jul '13 Iamback 1
More from around the web